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Mayflower Compact

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In ye name of God Amen· We whose names are vnderwriten,

the loyall subjects of our dread soueraigne Lord King James

by ye grace of God, of great Britaine, franc, & Ireland king,
defender of ye faith, &c

Haueing vndertaken, for ye glorie of God, and aduancemente

of ye christian ^faith and honour of our king & countrie, a voyage to

plant ye first colonie in ye Northerne parts of Virginia· doe

by these presents solemnly & mutualy in ye presence of God, and

one of another, couenant, & combine our selues togeather into a

ciuill body politick; for ye our better ordering, & preseruation & fur=
therance of ye ends aforesaid; and by vertue hearof, to enacte,

constitute, and frame shuch just & equall lawes, ordinances,

Acts, constitutions, & offices, from time to time, as shall be thought

most meete & conuenient for ye generall good of ye colonie: vnto

which we promise all due submission and obedience. In witnes

wherof we haue herevnder subscribed our names at Cap=
Codd ye ·11· of Nouember, in ye year of ye raigne of our soueraigne

Lord king James of England, france, & Ireland ye eighteenth
and of Scotland ye fiftie fourth. Ano: Dom ·1620·|

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